Liberia: NEC Claims Low Women Turnout

[New Dawn] The Executive Director of the National Elections Commission or NEC, Mr. Lamin Lighe says “initial reports from a lot of quarters” have suggested a low turnout of women in the ongoing voter registration exercise, while reporting a higher turn…

Rwanda: From Rugs to Hope – the Story of Vulnerable Women in Kinamba

[New Times] Ten years ago, a group of disadvantaged women in Kinamba, a locality in Kigali, came together for a common cause. The women were grappling with similar hardships such as gender-based violence. Many were survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. As a result of the Genocide atrocities like rape, some were infected with HIV & AIDS. They needed hope and a starting point to reclaim their dignity and lives.